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Prof Wind Up Merchant
1206090.  Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:46 pm Reply with quote

Some animals eat both vegetables and meat. Chimps are an example. They sometimes hunt in groups for monkeys.

 
crissdee
1206111.  Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:14 pm Reply with quote

I had heard that somewhere. There is of course another rather successful species of omnivores, can't think of the name just now..........

 
Spud McLaren
1206119.  Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:23 pm Reply with quote

Dogs.

 
Ilzeras
1221391.  Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:16 pm Reply with quote

Stomach acidity in different types of feeders is interesting. The stomach/foregut is thought to be more acidic if the food the species feeds on is more likely to have harm full bacteria, so carnivores and scavengers in particular have a very low pH content in their stomachs. It is thought to be lower in animals feeding on prey similar to themselves, so omnivorous humans have more acidic stomachs than insectivorous bats.

According to the paper I'm referencing the stomach acidity of omnivores is quite low, which makes sense due to our diverse diets being a greater risk.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0134116

 
Peeeeeteeeee
1226008.  Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:06 pm Reply with quote

From observations over the years and a few scientific findings I've read here and there, it seems pretty much all species are omnivores, if they are drunk enough.

 
Prof Wind Up Merchant
1233905.  Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:03 pm Reply with quote

Peeeeeteeeee wrote:
From observations over the years and a few scientific findings I've read here and there, it seems pretty much all species are omnivores, if they are drunk enough.


I can't see a drunk elephant eating meat. Accidental insect injestion possibly.

 

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